18 Lessons Learned from 18 Years of MetroStar Systems

What began in 1999 as a couple of young, innovative minds developing simple web solutions has evolved into a relentless force of passion, creativity, and technology. Our team is all grown up now, but the learning never stops. Here are the biggest lessons that our co-founders Ali Reza Manouchehri and Robert J. Santos have picked

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Leadership|Tags: , , |

5 Reasons Why You Should Go To Our Creative*Social Meetup

We love Saturdays at the office. No, of course we're not workaholics. We actually spend our time hanging out at Creative*Social—MetroStar's weekend meetup for coders, creative minds, and lovers of innovation in the DC Metropolitan area. Held at our Reston HQ every other Saturday, Creative*Social gives techies and creatives the chance to come together to

By | March 17th, 2017|Categories: Culture, Events|Tags: , , , , |

How Executive Leaders can be #ChangeAgents

ACT-IAC Executive Leadership Conference Government and industry leaders have joined together in Williamsburg, VA to talk about “game-changing executive collaboration, focus, and training around transformational leadership, agile government, and disruptive technology.” Learn more about ACT-IAC and the Executive Leadership Conference. We’re tracking the trends on social media (in partnership with Zoomph), check out some of

The Traveler’s Technology Toolbox

When I traveled to Japan, Project Fi connected me to the internet, Google Maps told me where to go, Google Translate filled in the gaps of my Japanese. Not only did tech change the way I traveled, it changed the digital landscape as I traveled. Technology Makes it Easier to Travel Even though I am

By | August 24th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Innovation|Tags: , , |

Summer in Review – Intern Class of 2016

Summer Internships Each summer MetroStar hosts a class of interns, who are provided with the opportunity to gain real-life experience related to their field of study. Students come from around the country to join our internship program and become an integrated part of MetroStar’s teams, mission, and culture. This summer, our interns got to work

How to Score Your Dream Internship

As job opportunities become more and more competitive for recent graduates, companies are more interested in candidates who already have some professional experience. Instead of spending the summer on the couch stuffing your face with junk food, getting fried outside by the pool every day, or listening to your parents bug you about your laziness

5 Tips for Standing out in the Job Search Process

It’s a tough job market out there, and with some companies receiving hundreds of applications (sometimes per day!), it can also be where your resume gets lost in the shuffle. As the landscape becomes more competitive, it’s increasingly important to work hard to set yourself apart from other applicants in your industry. Here are some

By | June 10th, 2016|Categories: Career Growth, Culture|Tags: , , |

Pick ‘N Rolls, Play Action, and Data: Building Your Company’s Scoreboard

The next time you’re tuning into sports, pay close attention to the circumstances surrounding the data points on the scoreboard. Watch for John Wall’s pick ‘n rolls with Gortat for two points, or Tom Brady’s play action to Gronk for six points in the red zone. While scores excite us and give us a bird’s

3 Real-Life Lessons from HBO’s Silicon Valley

If you’re an IT entrepreneur and haven’t seen HBO’s Silicon Valley, I’d definitely add it to your “binge watch over a rainy weekend” list. Not only is it pretty darn funny, but you can learn real-life business lessons from watching the Pied Piper startup navigate Silicon Valley. As real-life entrepreneurs, we’ve faced many similar challenges

Top 3 Lessons Shared with GMU’s Class of 2016

If you’re not one of the graduates proudly dawning your robe and enjoying the crowning achievement of your college career, you’re probably sitting in the stands teary-eyed and cheering your friends and family as they march. Last week, MetroStar’s CEO and Co-Founder Ali Reza Manouchehri had the opportunity to give the commencement speech at his

By | May 26th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Events|Tags: , , |